Dear Ripped Bodice Community,
We want to make sure we are keeping you updated on how we are handling this crisis. It’s been a very challenging time but we are hanging in there.
The shop remains closed to all customers with no events on the calendar.
We are still accepting online orders and have adopted a process to best comply with the evolving guidelines from California and LA County Departments of Health.
This means that Leah is processing all incoming orders and our staff has been instructed to stay at home. Because this is now a one-woman operation, shipping may be slower than normal. We love and appreciate your support in this incredibly difficult time, so we ask that you bear with us as we continue to fill orders. Given the state of the world and The Post Office, we are strongly recommending that you use USPS flat rate shipping at this time to ensure the quickest and most accurate delivery.
We are now accepting new orders for care packages. However, because we are down to a shipping staff of one, we will be accepting orders in batches so as not to overwhelm Leah. Head to this link to enter your email address, and we’ll send you the order link once it’s your turn.
Questions about orders (or anything) can be directed to email@example.com
Finally, now is a great time to think about becoming a Patron of the store.
There is already a ton of cool content you can check out on our page. Including 12 original short stories from some amazing romance authors. Vlogs and other fun stuff. We know this is not an option for everyone and that's totally okay and understandable. But if you're looking for a way to help, this is a great option.
We hope you are all doing okay and making it through one day at a time.
xoxo, Bea & Leah and Fitz
Gilded Dreams (Paperback)
A courtesan is at ease in every social situation.
She is both interested and interesting.
She maintains an air of mystery.
And above all else, a courtesan must never fall in love...
Fleeing an arranged marriage to a local repugnant in her small hometown, Ava Richards arrives in glamorous New York City at the height of the Gilded Age with one goal in mind: to take control of her own destiny. A dear childhood friend, and now the most desired courtesan of the city, Gabrielle Lyons takes Ava under her wing and teaches her everything she needs to know to one day replace Gabrielle.
Ava spends six months studying art, history, French, dance, and anything else Gabrielle says that a courtesan must know. But an unexpected midnight encounter in a library with a strange man suddenly puts Ava on a very different path.
Declan Aldridge is a dashing, witty, scion to an old New York family- and he tempts Ava in a way no other man ever has. Stolen moments, secret outings together, and heated looks tell Ava that there may be more than friendship brewing between them. But a man like Declan will one day settle down with a lovely wife, not with a courtesan.
Can she fall for the consummate bachelor and not get her heart broken? Or should she put her childish fantasies to rest and follow the path she's already set on: in control of her own destiny but never having the man she loves?